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I bought a garmin nuvi 680 in a yard sale,functional is ok,but need pin can you help

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Nope, the PIN is set by the original user and can't be broken. Even Garmin won't reset it without an original receipt from a Garmin dealer. If you weren't given the PIN when you bought it second hand, it was probably stolen.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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